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Forest and Indigenous Groups Reject Cancún Forest Deal

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Joint Press Release from Global Forest Coalition and Indigenous Environmental Network

26 November, 2010                                   

REDD Will Violate Rights, Accelerate Emissions, Groups Warn

Cancún, Mexico – Indigenous and environmental rights groups warn that an agreement on REDD (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation) at the upcoming UN climate change conference in Cancun, Mexico will spell disaster for forest peoples worldwide, limiting the rights of indigenous and peasant people over their territories. The real solution, the groups argue, is for developed countries to reduce fossil fuel emissions at the source. Read more »

EU bio-energy targets cause biodiversity loss

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Nagoya, Japan, 18 October 2010 -Environmental and social justice groups warn that incentives for wood-based bio-energy will trigger dramatic biodiversity loss, as forests and grasslands are converted to monocultures.  The groups urge governments to immediately end subsidies and other support for bio energy production. Read more »

New Report Reveals Major New Threats to Forests and Communities from European Bioenergy Policies

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PRESS RELEASE

Forest groups urge European governments to stop support for industrial bioenergy Read more »